Our Second Edition Kubernetes eBook Has Been Released
Three years ago, we released an ebook on Kubernetes. Since then the open source container orchestration engine has only grown in popularity. So we’ve completed revised the volume to accommodate what we have learned about the technology — and the community — since then.
The goal of the 80-page ebook, “The State of the Kubernetes Ecosystem,” is to provide a foundation of knowledge about Kubernetes in 2020 and deliver an up-to-date overview of the extended Kubernetes ecosystem. The ebook explores how Kubernetes delivers the capabilities of web-scale computing, its adoption patterns and its role as a universal component of a company’s core infrastructure.
Assembling the book, we learned of many new aspects of Kubernetes that have surfaced since 2017. For instance, the ebook’s principal author, Janakiram MSV, argues that the Container as a Service (CaaS) model now defines the cloud-native stack. Also, how to handle data on Kubernetes is still largely a space yet to be defined; if Kubernetes is the undisputed control plane now, questions remain about the data plane. And while service mesh capabilities allow for better traffic management, security and observability, the learning curve is still fairly steep.
In the ebook, you’ll learn about:
- Trends in Kubernetes deployments.
- The DevOps benefits of Kubernetes.
- Kubernetes architecture and key primitives.
- Open source and commercial options for adopting Kubernetes.
- All of the components of the modern cloud-native stack.
Download the book here, and, as always, let us know what you think.